The author further discusses some schools similar to Anne Fox Elementary School, that have transformed and really became the academic haven for children, paving newer paths of success for their students. It gives an overview of the other chapters and lists some great changes that had taken place when these schools really adopted the principle, and the results they had received from making a change in their system. It goes to show that when our systems aren't working in terms of helping children meet their goal it is very important for us to become open to change and really believing that change and success in any child are possible as long as we believe in them. Becoming a supportive adult can make the biggest difference in a child. From this chapter I learned that being open-minded, researching new ways to improve, accepting our mistakes can really change our effectiveness in the lives of the children around
Lucille Ruby [ source 3] states young children need guidance, support, and stability. Ruby says that Donna Snyder prof develope that younger students can bond with their teacher by staying in one class all day. Given this point students who do not bond with their teacher will not succeed as well or feel safe in their environment.
Rita Pierson has discovered a way to incorporate positive reinforcement without setting her students up to fail. During her speech, she offers personal experience to help support her theory that acknowledging the correct answers over incorrect answer can lead to confidence building in a pupil’s self-esteem and creating a trustful human connection with the student. Rita offers a comfortable and wisdom providing argument wrapped in a presentation that shows passion for how teachers and student relationship should be. Her over all demeanor has the audience listening, learning and engaging as she shares her beliefs with a passionate smile on her face. To top off the speech she adds some comedic relief that encourages the connections with her listeners. The room was set in a lecture classroom like setting with Rita being highlighted. Everyone looking down at Rita as she presents her argument about human connections and positive criticism in today’s classrooms.
Students in the classroom come from a variety of backgrounds. Their lives are shaped by their families, their communities, but also their peers in school whom they will spend hours a day with throughout their educational career. The ability to form relationships with others, to create lasting friendships that grow and evolve with time, is detrimental to all children and their development. Lacking the ability to do so, whether it is directly because of their conditions or because of how other students perceive them, can dramatically harm them emotionally and mentally.
Forming a relationship with those most influential to the child. Regarding the learning and development of the child, parents and the community are direct influences according to the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework [VEYLDF] (2016). Teachers need to form and strengthen these relationships to form
While reading Journal 1 of The Alternative and reflecting on the assignment giving, memories of teachers flooded through my mind. I am unabashed to admit that I believed some teachers to be poor at their job, and have more than once thought that perhaps this wasn’t the correct career path for them. One such teacher was my 7th and 8th grade science teacher, who believed public shaming to be the preferable way of teaching adolescents. When a student would answer a question wrong in class he couldn’t help but laugh as well as bring it up throughout the lesson, refusing to let the student move past their mistake. He chose to
Over the years the role that teachers play in the child’s life has massively changed. In the late 1800s and early 1900s many children did not go to school, what they learned came from home, so when they did come to school, it was a shock. Many of the parents would send the children to school, and forget about them. Especially in girls, education has been the hardest from them over the years.
I see relationships as being integral and ensure that there is open communication with whanau, tamariki and the teaching team. I am sensitive to each child’s needs and build reciprocal relationships that enhance learning outcomes. I take time to actively listen to children and have rich conversations that challenge children’s thinking.
Chapter 10, Section 1 B, Poverty, Marriage and Parenting Problems, discusses how a person's social class, family life or family's attitudes can affect a child's relationship with peers, teachers and others in an educational environment. This section seemed to attract my action because it reminded me of a part time job I had when I was in high school. My job was to be a counselor and a teacher assistant for a summer and spring program called Bain + 2. The author noted that some districts and schools hire counselors to help students or sponsor after school programs for children (Foundations of Education, p. 291). When I worked for Bain + 2, it was an after-school and summer program in the city of Cranston at Hugh B. Bain Middle School. Hugh B.
Relationships are key important links in most professions, constructing relationships in many areas, the teacher may request assistance, offer advice and recommendations to colleagues, learners and other persons to ensure those involved obtain the appropriate information and performance to give the best opportunities
Childhood is the most sensitive period of human development. A well-structured academic enabling environment allows children to flourish, learning 15-20 new words every week all while adapting to and learning specific motor functions of all sorts. The correct environment carries an extremely important role and promotes learning under the proper circumstances, however a poor learning environment with constant conflict and poor role models can actually inhibit or slow the growth of a child. By no means does the perfect learning scenario exist, but psychologist can often identify a scenario where parents and/or guardians foster a variety of developmental issues from a psychological, physical, and mental perspective. The authoritative figure's unique and condescending style of teaching the girl in "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid, directly leads to harsh social and developmental consequences short term, with diminished long term social and developmental effects including troubled relationships, attachment issues, and a poor understanding of basic social scenarios.
Children at a young age digest information and build upon their memory bank and improve critical thinking skills. Without this, the child will not have the capabilities to learn. Paying attention to the delivery of information is important for teachers to understand, they should not be degrading students making them feel as if they are dumb, stupid and incompetent of learning. Children become fragile, have low self-esteem, loss interest in attending school, feel isolate and have difficulty making friends. Accordingly to author’s source, Wink & Wink, “We know that human connection is crucial to child development but our school fail to manifest this knowledge in practice” The human connection is crucial to child development, having a teacher and student relationship helps in child academics, help to build up self-confidence, encourage them often, during discussion call out students
Many individuals expect that parents or guardians feel their children are acknowledged, protected and secured while being taken care by their teachers and it would be impossible for their children to wind up clearly illogically included with his or her own teachers until the point that a case uncover a sixth grade teacher named Mary K. Letourneau have an association with her 12 year old student named Vili Fualaau. Mary Kay Letourneau's case transformed into a parent's most exceedingly dreadful bad dream where guardians feel shaky of their youngsters in school. Wrong connections between the teacher and a student have ended up being a champion among the most surely understood self evident aptitude issues in the present society, in any case, this case has some immense segments that take it to the exceptional. How could something like this can happen?
Marva Collins view of her students is what made her to be so successful. She treated them as equal human beings and held them to higher standards that nobody else did. Marva could not have made her children successful, though, if it was not for her meticulous different method of teaching. Marva was always a unique teacher that demonstrated her love for teaching and for her students by creating her own method of teaching that is so different from other teachers that it often was viewed as crazy or wrong. In the book, Marva Collins Way, it was said that “Marva could lead with her eyes and her voice, winning control by a look or an inflection.” (Collins, 23) Marva was able to gain control of her class because of the tone of her voice and how she expressed herself to her students. Her method of teaching was simple, she never was angry and she always talked in a kind manner to all of her students. Marva realized, in the beginning of the book, that “A teacher had to sell children on the idea of learning.” (Collins 31) A way to sell students on learning is to express one’s own love for it, and that is exactly what Marva did. Instead of introducing a basic book or lesson, Marva made an effort to explain the importance and put her whole heart into winning the students into wanting to learn. Her method of teaching was like nobody else’s in her era; she always worked off of praise, even if a student made a mistake. Marva explained in the book, “To me an error means a child needs help,
Although many critics within the academic world will oppose by saying that character and self-esteem are taught through academia, I firmly reject that stance as a child’s first point of contact in terms of socialization is at home, with one’s family and community. This means that a child is first taught, at home, the character traits that will help him excel regardless of the impact school has on him.